DALLAS -- Veteran forward Ray Whitney, who has missed the last five games with a groin injury, will return for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks and man his customary spot on the left side of the second line alongside Cody Eakin and Steve Chiasson.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff sees Whitney's return as not only bolstering that youthful line, but also feels his return could benefit the Dallas power play, which is an NHL-worst 1-for-29 (3.4 percent) at home.
"Well, we know that Ray has always been a good power play guy. Before he got hurt, he had some great opportunities. Been a little bit snake bit like some of our guys were, some of the opportunities haven't gone in," Ruff said. "But I believe as the zone time keeps going up and the amount of attempts going to the net keeps going up, the puck will start going in."